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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Aug 9, 2019 7:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: 24 years...and the Twinkie industry still hasn't recovered

OK, OK, that's pretty tasteless.

No, not the Twinkies.

On a serious note, as I sat in the Taco Bell drive through in Scottsdale, I remember going numb when I heard the news over the radio. Was hard going back to work as I was flooded with emails and phone calls. Might have been a huge reason why I began to drift away from the music at the time, never again having that next show to look forward to and the hope that maybe that would be the one that he got the magic back. That was a period that lasted more than a couple of years until I found this place and found the fire re-ignited as I realized it was about so much more than the music. It was more the people, the trading of stories and humor that I found I missed the most; and I found just enough of it here to get back on the bus, even if the driver wasn't around anymore.

Time to crank some tunes and smile a bit. This post was modified by SomeDarkHollow on 2019-08-09 14:12:36

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Aug 9, 2019 11:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 24 years...and the Twinkie industry still hasn't recovered

Like your post. How long does someone have to be dead before we just celebrate their bday? That's way more fun.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 9, 2019 11:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 24 years...and the Twinkie industry still hasn't recovered

Interesting question; obviously (I think), if your hero is going strong (Buddy Holly) or in a long decline (Elvis, Jerry, IMHO), it makes a big difference. In the former case, yrs to recover and celebrate? In the latter, you've already grieved and given up on them, so it actually rekindles interest? That was me 100%; I listened to the DEAD much more in the late 90s than the previous ten yrs, by far, and began spreading the word again--you know how obnoxious I can be--to one and all. It exploded when I arrived here, as the record attests. I've been celebrating the DEAD (ie, 1965-1971 version) for 24 yrs now, like I used to in the mid 70s. A little strange, really.

I know many of you others were not in this same state of mind, but I think reading the other replies, many of you had already started the grieving process, no?

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Aug 9, 2019 12:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 24 years...and the Twinkie industry still hasn't recovered

I hate to admit it, but my friends and I had what amounted to a Deadpool regarding when he would pass. We all felt it would be sooner rather than later, but I will note for the record that I came in third with a guess of December 99. I had a picture of him dropping on stage at 11:59 PM.



And for the morbidly curious, the winner had September 95. We've never looked at him the same since.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Aug 9, 2019 12:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 24 years...and the Twinkie industry still hasn't recovered

Ack, so do my circle. Irvine Meadows 84. It was scary and sad. I didn't give him to 1999. This is a picture of a 41 yo man. :(

http://www.deadlistening.com/2008/08/1984-june-30-indianapolis-sports-center.html

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Poster: Reade Date: Aug 12, 2019 8:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 24 years...and the Twinkie industry still hasn't recovered

Yes, it had already started... The only reason I rounded up a few stalwarts to attend the spring '94 run at Desert Sky, as I informed them at the time, was that it might be our last opportunity to see him. We were paying our respects.

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Poster: Vermoontains Date: Aug 9, 2019 2:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 24 years...and the Twinkie industry still hasn't recovered

Certainly not as tasteful as Moonberry Twinkies

https://comicbook.com/2019/08/02/hostess-moonberry-twinkies-walmart-exclusive/

I remember him as I first saw him, no beard but what mutton chops!
Next time, he looked just like this,
Happy Strong and Free

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYZ2hOWWyv8

Jerry Garcia Band - Full Concert - 09/15/76 - S.S. Duchess on New York City Harbor (

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Poster: billydlions Date: Aug 9, 2019 9:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 24 years...and the Twinkie industry still hasn't recovered

The real question is has your stomach recovered from Taco Bell?

I was sitting in the lunch room when I heard the news on the radio. I’ll never forget that day however after seeing a show in Miami the year before I already knew I was done.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Aug 9, 2019 11:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 24 years...and the Twinkie industry still hasn't recovered

I was luckier. Last time was in Honolulu in a black aloha shirt. He looked mahvelous. :)

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Aug 9, 2019 9:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 24 years...and the Twinkie industry still hasn't recovered

Agreed. I last saw them together in a Phoenix show a year or two previous and had serious doubts he'd ever find the magic again.

Although it was fairly obvious he had no problems finding the buffet.



(he knows I kid)